A One-Legged Skeleton

A Passage from Luminous Airplanes, or Things As They Were: A Hyperromance

Can you blame the old Thebans for freaking out when the Regenzeits arrived with a real, robust language of their own? One with diacritical marks to rival the ones on their imported French typewriters, to say nothing of the Turks’ mysterious undotted ı? Imagine Rowland et al. v. Snowbird Resort, Inc. as a skeleton, and not even a complete skeleton, but, let’s say, a skeleton missing one leg, rising up from the grave to fight a complete person, a Turkish bodybuilder in a leopard-print tunic and fez, and you’ll see it the way the old langue d’up speakers must have seen it.

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